March 26, 2017 Subject:
This no review! Just thanks. This film was not only beautiful, but has closeup footage of his fretting AND picking hand! Why doesn't CNN tell us about this stuff? I have download the vid (thank-you), and I will now dissect the it, freezing and saving the frame for every note. It will take a while, but I if can get at least some part of the groove down, I will be very happy. Thank-you very much again.
Reviewer:John E Adams
March 6, 2017 Subject:
Some Wonderful Material!
The best part of this is the music and close ups of Fred's beautiful playing technique.
December 29, 2014 Subject:
This was oK. If you're into the blues and jazz, maybe you'll get more out of this then I did. Nice shots of the Southern US though.
February 4, 2013 Subject:
M F M
It's Fred's healing power, his need, his nuture. This is an example of how music can be as beneficial for the artist not just financially but it also can heal the soul. The soul what happened to the soul in music.
March 24, 2011 Subject:
A truly wonderful film. Shows what Mississippi was like in the 1960s, and features one of the greatest blues musicians of all time, Mississippi Fred McDowell.
December 31, 2008 Subject:
Where is the movie?
I know it was here a few months ago -- what gives?
November 27, 2008 Subject:
I'm sure it was a great movie...
...but, since it's not here, I can't really praise it.
November 17, 2008 Subject:
Incredible mississippi Fred McDowell
This must be one of the best films in the Archives and a real botleneck!
October 17, 2008 Subject:
Its Honor To See This
So great to see this and THANK you for posting it! He was a special man and we are honored to have this little bit of history with us. His music and many others' music are gifts to us. 5*****
August 4, 2008 Subject:
I Do Not Play No Rock 'n' Roll!
WONDERFUL short film spotlighting the late, great Mississippi Fred McDowell! Celebrate American Music right here, people!